Economic News Release

Table A-5. Employment status of the civilian population 18 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and sex, not seasonally adjusted

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-5. Employment status of the civilian population 18 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and sex, not seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status, veteran status, and period of service Total Men Women
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2016
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2016
Jan.
2015
Jan.
2016

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

21,352 21,034 19,363 19,028 1,989 2,006

Civilian labor force

10,802 10,709 9,509 9,465 1,294 1,245

Participation rate

50.6 50.9 49.1 49.7 65.0 62.0

Employed

10,232 10,206 9,019 9,030 1,213 1,177

Employment-population ratio

47.9 48.5 46.6 47.5 61.0 58.7

Unemployed

570 503 489 435 80 68

Unemployment rate

5.3 4.7 5.1 4.6 6.2 5.4

Not in labor force

10,550 10,325 9,854 9,563 695 761

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,465 3,802 2,850 3,119 615 683

Civilian labor force

2,754 3,155 2,310 2,629 445 525

Participation rate

79.5 83.0 81.0 84.3 72.3 76.9

Employed

2,536 2,975 2,118 2,491 417 484

Employment-population ratio

73.2 78.3 74.3 79.9 67.8 70.9

Unemployed

219 179 191 138 27 41

Unemployment rate

7.9 5.7 8.3 5.3 6.2 7.9

Not in labor force

711 647 540 490 171 158

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,471 3,350 2,938 2,851 533 499

Civilian labor force

2,853 2,710 2,443 2,349 410 360

Participation rate

82.2 80.9 83.1 82.4 77.0 72.2

Employed

2,741 2,607 2,358 2,256 382 351

Employment-population ratio

79.0 77.8 80.3 79.1 71.8 70.4

Unemployed

112 103 85 94 27 9

Unemployment rate

3.9 3.8 3.5 4.0 6.7 2.5

Not in labor force

618 641 495 502 123 138

World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam-era veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

9,091 8,673 8,768 8,363 323 310

Civilian labor force

2,463 2,215 2,372 2,138 91 77

Participation rate

27.1 25.5 27.0 25.6 28.2 24.8

Employed

2,338 2,125 2,254 2,056 84 68

Employment-population ratio

25.7 24.5 25.7 24.6 26.1 22.1

Unemployed

125 90 118 82 7 9

Unemployment rate

5.1 4.1 5.0 3.8 7.6 11.1

Not in labor force

6,628 6,458 6,396 6,225 232 233

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

5,325 5,209 4,807 4,695 518 514

Civilian labor force

2,732 2,630 2,385 2,349 348 282

Participation rate

51.3 50.5 49.6 50.0 67.1 54.8

Employed

2,618 2,500 2,289 2,227 329 273

Employment-population ratio

49.2 48.0 47.6 47.4 63.6 53.1

Unemployed

114 131 96 122 18 9

Unemployment rate

4.2 5.0 4.0 5.2 5.3 3.2

Not in labor force

2,593 2,579 2,422 2,346 170 232

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

219,511 222,523 96,751 98,416 122,761 124,107

Civilian labor force

143,425 144,803 72,474 73,011 70,951 71,792

Participation rate

65.3 65.1 74.9 74.2 57.8 57.8

Employed

134,845 137,316 67,765 69,049 67,080 68,268

Employment-population ratio

61.4 61.7 70.0 70.2 54.6 55.0

Unemployed

8,580 7,486 4,709 3,962 3,871 3,524

Unemployment rate

6.0 5.2 6.5 5.4 5.5 4.9

Not in labor force

76,086 77,720 24,277 25,405 51,810 52,315

NOTE: Veterans served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and were not on active duty at the time of the survey. Nonveterans never served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces. Veterans could have served anywhere in the world during these periods of service: Gulf War era II (September 2001-present), Gulf War era I (August 1990-August 2001), Vietnam era (August 1964-April 1975), Korean War (July 1950-January 1955), World War II (December 1941-December 1946), and other service periods (all other time periods). Veterans who served in more than one wartime period are classified only in the most recent one. Veterans who served during one of the selected wartime periods and another period are classified only in the wartime period.

Table of Contents

Last Modified Date: February 05, 2016
Recommend this page using: